The Orthodox Church should work more with young people, maintain a dialogue with the education system, so that all children in Public Schools are taught the basics of Orthodoxy, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said during a visit to Polotsk, Belarus.
According to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, the great gift of the Orthodox faith must be nurtured in the hearts of people, especially young ones who are under the influence of the modern information flow, having no immunity to evil that attacks them from the Internet. We ought to be more open to the young generation, to develop and support Sunday schools, to build relationships with schools and other educational institutions, so that the basics of Orthodoxy are taught to the students.
– The objective is to have the minors partake of the core human values, including those on which true patriotism, that is, love of the Fatherland, is based upon. Once the Lord demands us to love our neighbors, no one can renege on love of his homeland, – the primate said.